Meek's just hours away from kicking off his so-called 'Meekend' with a huge birthday soiree Friday night at LIV Nightclub in Miami -- and party organizers are prepared to stop Tekashi, who's also in South Florida, if he tries to reheat his old beef with Meek.
The folks at LIV are all too familiar with Tekashi's rep as an instigator, which is why a source at the club tells us if he and his team show up, they'll be booted before they can get inside the bash.
As we reported, the last time Meek and Tekashi were in Miami they came within an inch of trading blows. Meek had just left KOMODO and was getting into his car when Tekashi appeared and started talking smack.
Things got pretty tense ... and Tekashi at least made it look like he wanted to lunge at Meek. Y'know ... the ol' "hold me back" routine.
Anyway, that feud -- which later spilled onto social media -- was almost 3 months ago. We're told folks at LIV are hoping Tekashi's cooled off by now, but they're not taking any chances.
State legislation meetings rarely go THIS off the rails -- in the middle of a debate, a Colorado lawmaker called a colleague "Buckwheat" ... pissing off another legislator who is a Black woman.
Richard Holtorf, a Republican legislator who reps the eastern part of the Centennial State, made the shocking comment while discussing military rules of engagement during a House session. But, as he tried getting to his point, Holtorf looked at a colleague, it's unclear who, and said, "I'm getting there. Don't worry, Buckwheat. I'm getting there."
He quickly followed that up with ... "That's an endearing term, by the way." The scene led to an immediate recess and a shouting match with Rep. Tom Sullivan, and Rep. Leslie Herod ... who is Black.
For you young'uns ... Buckwheat was an African-American character on the '40s and '50s film and TV series 'Little Rascals' -- also known as "Our Gang" -- which espoused stereotypes and racial gags. Eddie Murphy also famously portrayed an adult Buckwheat on 'SNL' skits in the early '80s.
The NAACP, as well as other civil rights groups, deem the character a derogatory portrayal of Black people.
Holtorf ultimately apologized and told FOX31, "I had no intentions of insulting, hurting anyone’s feelings, or being racial or using a racial slur in anyway."
He explained the term this way ... "Where I'm from in eastern Colorado, as a country boy, I’ve had people call me that term many times. Buckwheat. It has a different connotation where I’m from."
He added, "I guess I didn’t have the insight to realize that that would be received in such a negative way."
One Tripadvisor user got the company in hot water by posting an offensive review of the Auschwitz Museum -- something the museum is shocked wasn't immediately deleted.
The review referred to Auschwitz as ... "fun for the family," and it remained up on the site long enough to draw a lot of attention -- from other users and the Auschwitz Museum itself.
The museum complained about the post Thursday, and claims Tripadvisor said the review complied with "submission guidelines."
The disgusting troll job was clearly intended to offend, saying ... "This place was great went there with my newborn babys to test the chamber but they came out deformed. But its fun for the family."
That for a place where everyone knows the Nazis murdered more than 1 million Jews -- most in gas chambers -- who were held there in a concentration camp during World War II.
We have reported this review of the @AuschwitzMuseum posted on @TripAdvisor.— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) May 6, 2021 @AuschwitzMuseum
'This place was great went there with my newborn babys to test the chamber but they came out deformed. But its fun for the family.'
According the company, it complies with their submission guidelines. pic.twitter.com/JEHuLaTKxP
It looks like it took about an hour for Tripadvisor to delete the review after the museum complained ... and Tripadvisor says "our initial screening failed to identify this review as promoting intolerance."
Tripadvisor's now apologizing to the museum and the Jewish community for the screwup.
Tyrese is looking to transform his crib into cash ... he's selling his mansion for millions, and there's a movie-size Transformer on the property!!!
The 'Transformers' star just listed his 5-bedroom home in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles for a cool $3,499,000 ... and the first thing that jumps out is the huge Bumblebee figurine standing guard over the property.
Bumblebee's chilling on the back patio towering over the pool and hot tub, and this Transformer is so big it's peering into the home's second floor!!!
Sounds like Bumblebee could hang out inside ... the place is 5,225 square feet with 26-foot ceilings ... but he does look pretty epic in the backyard. Totally feng shui.
The master suite comes with dual walk-in closets, plus a steam shower and a soaking tub. Oh and there's a home theater with surround sound, perfect for watching the 'Transformer' movies.
The garage has room for 3 cars -- regulars ones, not Transformers -- and there's a huge kitchen with stainless steel appliances, plus a home gym.
Tomer Fridman and Jonathan Siegfried of Compass have the listing.
This poor Amazon delivery guy deserves hazard pay -- and an ice pack for his ass -- after going to battle with a cactus while dropping off a package.
Ring video shows the San Bernardino delivery worker dropping off a package on a front porch, oblivious to the cactus behind him as he was bending over. And then, ouch!!! Looks like he got at least 10 quills ... right in the butt, Bob.
Of course, he immediately jumped in pain, but then he kinda laughed at his misfortune ... like he couldn't believe it happened. Making matters worse, no one was home to help him, and he had to go solo to pick out the thorns.
At the end of the video he says he's good, and gives a thumbs up ... but that's hard to believe. Sitting down in his van musta been a bitch!!!
Two elderly Asian women are recovering after this brazen and heinous stabbing in San Francisco -- so brutal the blade broke off inside one of the victims.
The attack happened Tuesday around 5 PM along Market Street where an 84-year-old and 63-year-old were randomly attacked by a man. You can see he comes up behind them, completely unprovoked and stabs them with a knife reportedly bigger than one of the victim's arms.
𝗧𝗥𝗜𝗚𝗚𝗘𝗥 𝗪𝗔𝗥𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗚: after much discussion and debate, I am choosing to show you video I obtained from sources of the two Asian senior women were stabbed along Market Street this week.— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) May 6, 2021 @DionLimTV
This was not an easy decision.
Here is why:
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The 63-year-old was stabbed in the back, and then the attacker moved over to the 84-year-old, and used so much force while stabbing her, his knife was lodged in her body -- according to KGO-TV reporter Dion Lim, who first obtained the video
The older victim suffered a punctured lung, and her family shared her X-ray showing the huge blade which doctors later removed.
This is the x-ray of the knife in 85-year old Mrs. Fong’s body.— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) May 6, 2021 @DionLimTV
Like my previous Tweet of the video showing the stabbing— I sat on this photo & debated if showing it provided value & context. Here is why my team & I believe it can.
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San Francisco PD says the 63-year-old victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Both women remain hospitalized.
Cops identified 54-year-old Patrick Thompson as the suspect -- he was arrested a couple of hours after the attack and booked on 2 charges of attempted murder and elder abuse. Investigators are working to determine if the incident was motivated by racial bias.
Tristan Thompson has his legal guns putting the heat back on the Instagram model claiming she has salacious texts from him ... telling Sydney Chase to put up or shut up.
The Celtics star -- who's with Khloe Kardashian -- had his attorney, Marty Singer, fire off a legal threat to Chase ... who claims she had sex with Tristan after he got back with Khloe.
In the letter, obtained by TMZ, Singer says Chase is refusing to prove the existence of the alleged texts and it can only lead to one "inescapable conclusion ... that they do not exist."
As we reported ... Tristan's legal team previously fired off a cease and desist to Chase, claiming they never had a relationship and he never sent her any texts ... and she initially denied receiving the threat.
Chase has since changed her tune, acknowledging she received the cease and desist after it was sent to another email address ... and now Tristan's legal team says she keeps "changing the purported 'facts' to fit [her] story."
Tristan's attorney says Chase is making false claims about Thompson to get her 15 minutes of fame ... and TT's legal team is demanding she stop defaming him, saying she's risking a lawsuit if she keeps yapping.
"I wish it was staged," Logan added ... "That s**t is not funny. It's not fun for anyone."
As we previously reported, Jake Paul took over the media event at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Thursday and got right into Floyd's face ... stealing his baseball cap and touching off a violent altercation.
Floyd was PISSED -- chasing after Jake while screaming that he was going to "kill" the YouTube superstar.
We spoke with Logan after the incident and he told us the whole situation is giving him even MORE motivation to flatten Mayweather when they step in the ring on June 6.
"That s**t just got personal by default. It was supposed to be like a cute little press conference ...come together, get people excited for the fight. Not people talking about killing people! What the f**k!?"
We asked Logan if he had a message to Floyd ... and of course, Logan delivered.
"This is gonna be the craziest f**king evening to ever take place in the history of combat sports."
"My message to Floyd is this ... we're gonna get you that hat back, Floyd."
By the way, the Floyd incident was the talk of Hollywood on Thursday -- just ask rapper Rich the Kid, who weighed in on the incident when we spotted him in Beverly Hills.
10:25 AM PT -- Kim and Kroy tell TMZ ... in times of significant growth, there are steps that have to be strategically taken. That being said, the couple makes this assurance -- "You will see the Biermann family on [your] TV screens again very soon." They signed off saying, "Grab yourself a glass of wine and stay tuned."
The couple also said they're extremely grateful for their 13-plus year relationship with the network. A spokesperson for Bravo tells us it enjoyed watching the family's journey and watching the family grow up right before their eyes.
The rep added, "While ‘Don’t Be Tardy…’ will not be returning for another season, the Biermanns will always be part of the Bravo family and we look forward to seeing what’s next."
Kim Zolciak's time on another reality show has come to an end ... "Don't Be Tardy" is getting the ax after a long run on the air.
Production sources tell TMZ ... the TV show -- which follows the daily lives of Kim, her husband, Kroy Biermann, her daughters, Brielle and Ariana and the rest of the family -- is not returning for a 9th season on Bravo.
We're told the network decided not to move forward with another season of 'Tardy' because Bravo felt the show had simply run its course after 8 years documenting the famous fam.
The reality show debuted way back in 2012 when it was known as "Don't Be Tardy For the Wedding" ... and the first season follows Kim and Kroy as they prepare to say "I do."
'Tardy' was the first spin-off from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" ... and Kim famously left 'RHOA' to do her own show.
The series' most recent season had its premiere delayed by 3 months due to the pandemic ... and now 'Tardy' is getting retired altogether.
9:03 AM PT -- Ben Crump and his legal team also praised the federal indictment, saying it "reinforces the strength and wisdom of the United States Constitution."
The civil rights attorneys claim the constitutional violations Floyd suffered are clear, adding ... "We are encouraged by these charges and eager to see continued justice in this historic case that will impact Black citizens and all Americans for generations to come."
8:11 AM PT -- Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison commends the feds on the indictment of the former officers, calling it "entirely appropriate, particularly now that Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder."
Ellison adds that the State is working hard to present its case against the other 3 defendants later this summer.
A federal grand jury has charged Derek Chauvin and the 3 other former Minneapolis PD officers involved in George Floyd's arrest with violating his civil rights.
J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao appeared Friday via video conference in the U.S. District Court in Minneapolis following the grand jury indictment. Chauvin was not present.
According to the legal docs, obtained by TMZ, all 4 ex-officers have been hit with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law ... meaning they allegedly deprived Floyd of his constitutional right "not to be deprived of liberty without due process of law."
The indictment says the defendants "saw George Floyd lying on the ground in clear need of medical care, and willfully failed to aid Floyd, thereby acting with deliberate indifference to a substantial risk of harm to Floyd. This offense resulted in bodily injury to, and the death of, George Floyd."
Thao and Kueng face an additional count claiming they "willfully failed to intervene" to stop Chauvin. Chauvin is facing an additional count for "the use of unreasonable force" resulting in Floyd's death. If convicted, all 4 face the stiffest of penalties -- a federal judge could sentence them to life in prison or death.
The other 3 ex-cops will go on trial in state court in August, but they're currently free on bond, and will be allowed to remain free after Friday’s federal court appearance.
Originally Published -- 7:49 AM PT
According to new legal docs, obtained by TMZ ... the "Love & Hip Hop New York" star got a federal judge to sign off on his request to travel to Dubai for a few days later in May so he can renew his vows.
As we first told you ... Mendeecees was released from prison and reunited with his family in early 2020 after spending more than 5 years behind bars for drug trafficking.
He's still on supervised release until 2025 though, meaning he has to get approval for travel like this. According to the docs ... his probation officer says he's been compliant with the conditions of his supervised release, so the officer had no problems with his travel request and sent it on to the court for approval.
The judge agreed, so he's good to go for a trip to Dubai with Yandy.
Worth noting ... Mendeecees and Yandy famously had their lavish wedding ceremony in 2015 -- which aired on a live VH1 special -- but she later revealed in an episode that they were never legally married.
She said, "I have a union with Mendeecees, but I did not go into a partnership with Mendeecees and the government."
It's unclear if that's still the case ... or if the Dubai ceremony will make their marriage official in the eyes of the law. Either way, congrats!!
Here it is ... your first chance to judge Elon Musk's "Saturday Night Live" hosting skills, and he's leaning into the idea it could be total chaos. Or, just another 'SNL.'
In the first promos for his gig, the Tesla and SpaceX founder is kinda acknowledging all the buzz about him being the show's first controversial host in quite some time. As the polarizing figure himself puts it ... he's a "wild card" who could do just about anything.
In a second spot, Elon brags about SpaceX's most recent successful rocket launch ... and again, Cecily gets the punchline about doing her laundry. Pretty standard 'SNL' stuff.
Of course, a lot of people -- 'SNL' fans and even some cast members -- have expressed disapproval of one of the richest people in the world, who's not an entertainer, hosting.
However, other SNL stars like Pete Davidson and Michael Che have publicly supported Musk hosting and claim there's no issue among the cast ... and SNL alum Conan O'Brien told us this week that it's pretty common for non-professional comedians like Elon to end up being the best hosts.
We'll find out in about 36 hours!
Bobby Shmurda's fresh ink is meant to honor 3 heroes of his -- one historical, and 2 with whom he has a much more personal connection.
The rapper's tattoo artist, Daz Leone, tells TMZ ... he met up with Bobby at his studio in the wee hours of the morning Wednesday, where he was in a mixing session with his engineer for some new music.
Daz says Bobby wanted to get a Harriet Tubman tat on his arm because she's an idol of his, and so are his single mother and grandmother who raised him.
We're told Shmurda's body art is meant to honor strong Black women, and for Tubman specifically ... Daz says Bobby told him her story has always resonated with him as he first learned about her in school, and even more in recent years.
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According to Daz, Bobby's planning to get more tattoos acknowledging Black history after this one. Daz also tells us he's known Bobby since they were kids and he's one of the first people he ever tattooed ... so his ink is always on the house.
Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders are fighting in front of a MASSIVE crowd Saturday night, but promoter Eddie Hearn says you should NOT worry about Covid ... 'cause there are precautions in place to keep fans safe.
The fight's going down May 8 at AT&T Stadium in Texas -- where there are no restrictions -- and will likely be the most attended event in America since the pandemic struck early last year.
"We're gonna be just under 70,000. So it's gonna be incredible," Hearn says ... "I think I remember seeing Canelo box Liam Smith and it was about 40,000 people there and the atmosphere was just absolutely insane. This is gonna be a very, very special atmosphere."
Some people have said packing the building with fans is a bad idea ... so we asked Eddie to address the situation.
"We're not the first in terms of big numbers returning to Texas. All sports now have been bringing crowds back. You've seen no spikes because of that," Hearn says.
"There will be masks worn, mandatory, on Saturday night. I've noticed, to be honest with you, as a Brit coming into states that have opened up like Texas and Florida, people aren't going out there care-free and just ignoring rules."
"People are actually being sensible and they will be Saturday night, and everyone will have a safe night."
FYI, AT&T Stadium AKA Jerry World is huge ... it fits about 80k with room for over 100k with standing room.
Before this brunette boy was delivering some of the most hilarious lines as an iconic character, he was just another smiling sweetie posing for a school portrait in Seattle, Washington.
This smirking star had previously made his acting debut as small characters in some of the most beloved films ... such as "Galaxy Quest" and "Almost Famous;" however, he is most recognized for his breakout starring role in an ensemble comedy cast. As a quirky salesman, this favorite funny man earned Emmy Award nominations for the role -- which he portrayed over the course of 8 years.
2:50 PM PT -- Jake Paul says he WAS punched in the face -- and claims it was one of Floyd's bodyguards who threw the punch.
"1 of Floyd’s 30 bodyguards got a clean shot on me in the eye," Jake said after the incident ... "RESPECT!!"
He added, "Honestly have had 3 easy fights as a pro so been itching for some real action."
Jake also said his plan from the beginning of the media event was to steal Floyd's hat -- so in his mind, it's mission accomplished.
1:33 PM PT -- Whoa!!!! Things just got VERY physical between Floyd Mayweather and Jake Paul during a confrontation AFTER the face-off between Floyd and Logan.
Jake got in Floyd's face while Floyd was doing an interview and snatched the baseball cap off of Floyd's head.
Things went berserk from there -- and it appeared as though punches were thrown. Hard to see who threw the shots and if anything landed. You could see Jake's shirt was ripped and stretched out after the melee.
Mayweather was PISSED -- and raged after the two sides were separated, unlike anything we've ever seen from him before.
At one point Floyd shouted, "I'll kill you mother****er."
While Floyd and Jake were going at it, Logan was forcefully restrained by people who realized they need to keep these dudes healthy in order to cash in on June 6.
Story developing ...
1:15 PM PT -- Floyd just told Logan Paul he'll fight both Logan AND Jake Paul on the same night ... June 6.
He also vowed to knock out Logan in the fight -- calling the Pauls "two fake fighters."
Logan responded, "The only thing that's fake on this stage is Floyd's f**king hairline."
Logan brought up Floyd's domestic violence conviction in an effort to rip on Mayweather. Floyd said Logan is entitled to his opinion on the matter but quickly changed the subject.
The Paul bros proceeded to mock Floyd's age -- Floyd told them he's gonna treat them like one of his grandkids and whoop their asses.
12:34 PM PT -- Surprise, surprise -- the event is running behind schedule ... but don't worry, we're told it's still set to go down shortly.
So, grab a snack and stretch your legs, but be sure to check back in when things kick off in a matter of minutes.
Logan arrived to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami like a badass ... showing up in a chopper. Of course, his lil' bro, Jake, was there to hype him up!!
This should be good ...
It's all going down at 12 PM PT -- and we'll live stream the whole thing here.
Logan has been extremely confident he'll be able to bang with one of the greatest pugilists of all time. Expect to hear a lot from him.
So, when Floyd and Logan -- two masters of promotion -- get together, you know it's gonna get crazy.
Chad is also expected to be at the media event on Thursday -- so plan to hear from him as well.
Originally published -- 11:47 AM PT